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Breakfast for Dinner – Crepes

We love to have breakfast for dinner! I recently made crepes for dinner. I have vivid, wonderful memories of my older sister, Quyen, making us crepes for breakfast. I am not only inspired culinarily by my mother but also my sister. My Mom had to work a lot and my sister cooked a lot for our 3 sisters, 1 brother and I.

She made wonderful crepes for us and we just ate them very simply, with powdered sugar on the inside and on top. To this day, this is my favorite way of eating crepes. You can definitely add your favorite fillings. I’m sharing with you the recipe she uses from

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1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/3 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 or 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In large bowl, add sifted flour, sugar and salt. Add all wet ingredients and whisk together until smooth.
  2. Allow the batter to warm up to room temperature (approx. 30 min).
  3. Heat up a medium-sized skillet or crepe pan on medium heat. Add a small amount of butter or vegetable oil to the pan and wipe excess away with a paper towel.
  4. Grease pan with a small amount of butter or oil applied with a brush or paper towel.
  5. Transfer 3 Tbsp crepe batter into hot pan, tilting the pan so that bottom surface is evenly coated. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on a side, or until golden brown.


  • I have found that as the skillet gets hotter, the crepes cook faster so watch out!
  • Crepes taste great reheated, so you can refrigerate and reheat in the microwave in 30 second increments.
  • The butter is a must have, I accidentally forgot the butter when making these for my brother and they didn't taste right. :(
  • You can easily halve this recipe. The recipe makes 8 medium sized crepes when halved.
  • To be honest, I have allowed the batter to sit and come to room temperature and sometimes I don't, I don't really notice a difference either way.

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7 Responses to “Breakfast for Dinner – Crepes”

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    Heather P — March 16, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    I like boring old bacon and eggs. My mom always made that on the weekends when I was a kid. My husband makes them too… I have never learned how though! I can’t cook eggs to save my life. He also makes a good egg-in-a-frame too. I’d never had that until I met him.


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    Quyen — March 17, 2010 @ 3:42 am

    Aw, brings back so many memories for me, too…Thanks Julie! Miss you all so much!
    I LOVE breakfast, esp breakfast for dinner. French toast comes to mind. Also those Bird’s nests (name?) that Cathy makes really rock. And grits…I gotta have some grits from time to time. :)


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    Jamie — March 29, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

    My husband is the crepe maker in our house (he’s French after all) and I love them slathered with cherry jam although a bit of salted butter melted on a hot crepe and then dusted with sugar is heaven!


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    Darius Kazemi — April 3, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

    Have you ever made savory crepes? Just cut out the sugar and vanilla, and use chicken stock instead of milk (or 50/50 stock/milk). Super great for dinner or breakfast!


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    Julie (thelittlekitchen) — April 9, 2010 @ 11:03 am

    Darius, it was very nice to meet you last weekend. I have not tried that before…sounds very tasty!


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    Mikkel — October 26, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    I love crepes! Yours look so perfect. :-)


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